Ellen Mueller

Featured in “Emergency Index Vol. 3″

by admin on November 12, 2014, no comments

Emergency Index Vol. 3

My recent video performance, Montonize Series: Water, is featured in Emergency INDEX Vol. 3, an annual document of performance practice edited by Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary.

The pages of Emergency INDEX are open to all who work with performance. In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today. Each volume features a comprehensive index of key terms used by contributors in describing and discussing their own work. Begun in 2011, INDEX is a lens for seeing the field of contemporary performance from the ground up.

My work was also featured in Emergency INDEX Vol. 2.


2nd Place at Lift Gallery’s “ENGAGED”

by admin on November 6, 2014, no comments

demarcation cairns shore

LIFT Gallery at Greensboro College is exhibiting video documentation of social practice art projects for its show ENGAGED. The theme of the show is open and artworks can include community organizing, activism, environmentalism, intervention or performance but must blur the line between artist and audience. The videos selected for the show will be exhibited at LIFT from November 7 to December 3, 2014. Ten videos selected by the jury will be shown.

My collaborative work with Phil McCollam, “Demarcation: Cairns Shore” (2013), won 2nd place ($150) in ENGAGED.

Participating artists include William Paul Thomas, Ellen Mueller, Sheryl Oring, Matt Garcia, Kasia Ozga, Larry Caveney, Angela Wilcocks, Aaron Nemec, Patrick Lichty, and Maeve Jackson

LIFT gallery supports emerging artists working in performance, video and social practice art through exhibition and an online database of artists’ work. The aim of the gallery is to promote scholarship of contemporary art through a collaborative process of engagement of students, faculty and the public. LIFT gallery is part of Greensboro College, a four-year, independent, coeducational liberal-arts college, located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Best of Show” MACAA Juried Exhibit

by admin on October 29, 2014, no comments

CRMO Series - Grass

Fun news! My video works, Chief Resource Management Officer: Brushing and Grass, received the $350 “Best of Show” award at the MACAA Members Juried Exhibition hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery. The juror was Paula Owen, who holds the MFA degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a practicing artist in addition to her duties as the president of the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas.

“At the Intersection of Food & Art”

by admin on October 22, 2014, no comments

Elizabeth Willing, “Goosebump” (2010-2013) pfeffernüsse biscuits, royal icing, dimensions variable

Elizabeth Willing, “Goosebump” (2010-2013) pfeffernüsse biscuits, royal icing, dimensions variable

This Friday, Oct 28, at 8am will be my panel, “At the Intersection of Food & Art” at the MACAA conference in San Antonio!

I will be unable to be there due to a family emergency, but my written introduction and panel discussion questions will be read by the panelists I selected for the event. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so if you’re at the conference, please stop by!

Panelist include:

Stephanie Weissberg, Independent Scholar, “Ichi-go Ichi-e: The Way of Tea in Contemporary Performance Art”

National Bitter Melon Council (Hiroko Kikuchi), Independent Artist, “An Appetite for Bitter Hospitality?”

Jean Nihoul, University of Connecticut,”Disputing Taste: Documenta 12, Ferran Adrià, and the Culinary Arts”

Summer Zickefoose, Westminster College, “Visiting (Belfast)”

Jeannine Shinoda, University of Wisconsin, “(m)eat”